Flower recognition

Discussion in 'Plants: Identification' started by psykojinx, Oct 11, 2007.

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    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Hibiscus.
     
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    Thank you very much. I did a bit more digging with your answer and found that Hibiscus syriacus is very close if not exactly the right one. :)

    Thanks again!
     
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    Hibiscus syriacus except for the second ("dark") one, which is something else - maybe a Malva. Possibly the first one also is actually another kind, can't make out leaves well enough to be sure.
     
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    Hello everybody, this is my first post at Botanical.
    It seems to me that the first and the second ones are Althea rosea. They make a long vertical spike where the flowers are attached on.
     
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    Does anyone know if these are poisonous to cats?
     
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    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Unlikely. Most Hibiscus and Althea have leaves that are edible for people (at least, when young and tender!); while cats differ from people in what they can eat, the risks are low.
     

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